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Baby Time: January 22, 2020

Books
Some Pets 
by Angela DiTerlizzi, illus. by Brendan Wenzel
The Babies and Doggies Book by John Schindel & Molly Woodward

Music
“How Much is That Doggie in the Window” by Sharon, Lois & Bram, Great Big Hits
“The Little Cat” by Kathy Reid-Naiman, Reaching for the Stars (with instruments)
“All the Fish” by Caspar Babypants, I Found You! (with bubbles)

Baby Sign Language
Cat

Community Resource
Mother & Earth Baby Boutique

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Hello Song
Tune: Mary Had a Little Lamb
Everybody smile and wave,
Smile and wave,
Smile and wave.
Everybody smile and wave,
I’m so glad you’re here.
Repeat

Two Little Blackbirds
Two little blackbirds sitting on a cloud
One named Quiet and the other named Loud
Fly away Quiet, fly away Loud
Come back, Quiet! Come back, Loud!

I Went to Visit the Farm
I went to visit the farm one day,
I saw a cat along the way.
And what do you think I heard it say?
Meow, meow, meow
I went to visit the farm one day,
I saw a dog along the way.
And what do you think I heard it say?
Woof, woof, woof

Shoe the Old Horse
Shoe the old horse (tap one foot)
Shoe the old mare (tap the other foot)
But let the little pony
Run bare, bare, bare (tap feet together)

A Little Dog Went Walking
A little dog went walking (“walk” fingers around child’s tummy)
To see what he could see
But all that he could see
Was Baby’s little tummy! (tickle tummy)

Old MacDonald Had a Band (with instruments)
Can change instruments each verse
Old Macdonald had a band, E I E I O
And in this band he had some shakers, E I E I O
With a shake, shake here and a shake, shake there
Here a shake, there a shake, everywhere a shake, shake
Old MacDonald had a band, E I E I O

January 22, 2020 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: November 13, 2019

Books
Full of Fall by April Pulley Sayre
By the Light of the Moon by Stephanie Shaw, illus. by Rebecca Harry

Music
“Let’s Dance” from Exercise Party

Baby Sign Language
Pain/Hurt

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Hello Song
Tune: Mary Had a Little Lamb
Everybody smile and wave,
Smile and wave,
Smile and wave.
Everybody smile and wave,
I’m so glad you’re here.
Repeat

Little Leaves
(Touch each toe or finger with a baby, older children can put their fingers up)
One little leaf
Two little leaves
Three leaves today
Four little leaves
Five little leaves
Blow them all away (blow)

I Went to Visit the Farm
I went to visit the farm one day,
I saw a horse along the way.
And what do you think I heard it say?
Neigh, neigh, neigh
I went to visit the farm one day,
I saw a sheep along the way.
And what do you think I heard it say?
Baa, baa, baa

Gray Squirrel
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel, swing your busy tail
Repeat
Wrinkle up your little nose
Hold a nut between your toes
Gray squirrel, gray squirrel, swing your busy tail
Can tickle on the nut part and use other parts of body (under arms, in the belly)

Diddle Diddle Dumpling
Diddle, diddle dumpling (bicycle baby’s legs or arms)
My son John
Went to bed
With his trousers on
One shoe off (tap each foot)
One shoe on
Diddle, diddle dumpling
My son John

A-Counting We Will Go
A counting we will go
A counting we will go
1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
A counting we will go.
We’re counting as we . . . (clap, bounce, tickle)

If You’re Happy
If you’re happy and you know it . . .
Play your instrument
Play up high
Play down low
Rub your tummy

Riding the Merry-Go-Round
Tune: Mulberry Bush
Take a ride on the merry-go-round
Around and around
Around and around
The horses go up and the horses go down
Around and around and around
(can also get up and walk around with baby in arms, or walk in group circle)

Swing Me Over
Swing me over the water,
Swing me over the sea,
Swing me over the garden wall,
And swing me home for tea.
Swing me over the treetops,
Swing me over the zoo,
Swing me over the garden wall,
And swing me back to you.

November 13, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Marching!

September 26, 2019

Books: 
We Are the Dinosaurs by Laurie Berkner
A Parade of Elephants by Kevin Henkes

Music:
We Are the Dinosaurs” by Laurie Berkner
The Mice Go Marching” by Hap Palmer (we danced with shakers)

Feeling of the Week
Each week we will learn a new feeling in American Sign Language and sing about that feeling to the tune of “If You’re Happy and you Know It”. Every week we will repeat the verses we previously learned and add the new verse to it for more repetition, practice, and fun!

Week One: Happy
If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands.
If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands.
If you’re happy and you really want to show it,
If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands.

Week Two: Sad
If you’re sad and you know it cry boo hoo.
If you’re sad and you know it cry boo hoo.
If you’re sad and you really want to show it,
If you’re sad and you know it cry boo hoo.

Week Three: Angry
If you’re angry and you know it jump around.
If you’re angry and you know it jump around.
If you’re angry and you really want to show it,
If you’re angry and you know it jump around.

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Songs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:
Opening Song: Hello Friends
(Using American Sign Language)
Hello friends, hello friends
Hello friends, it’s time to say hello!

Song Cube:
• I’m a Little Teapot
• ABC’s
• Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
• The Itsy Bitsy Spider
• If You’re Happy and You Know It
• Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Everyone Can March
Using the ASL sign for stop
Everyone can march, march, march
March, march, march
March, march, march
Everyone can march, march, march
And now it’s time to stop
(clap, sway)

0. Stop ASL

Action Rhyme: Bananas Unite
Form bananas, form, form bananas
Peel bananas, peel, peel bananas
Go bananas, go, go bananas

Form oranges, form, form oranges
Peel oranges, peel, peel oranges
Squeeze oranges, squeeze, squeeze oranges

Form apples, form, form apples
Slice apples, slice, slice apples
Eat apples, eat, eat apples

Form corn, form, form corn
Shuck corn, shuck, shuck corn
Pop corn, pop, pop corn

Closing Song: Goodbye Friends
(Using American Sign Language)
Goodbye friends, goodbye friends,
Goodbye friends, it’s time to say goodbye!

September 26, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: September 25, 2019

Books
Who’s Hungry? by Dean Hacohen & Sherry Scharschmidt
The Opposite Zoo by Il Sung Na

Music
“Old Man Wiggle” by Merry Music Maker, Big Time Fun
“One Man Band” by Sharon, Lois & Bram, Toddler’s Next Steps: Playtime Songs (with instruments)

Baby Sign Language
Hot & Cold

Community Resource
Great Start to Quality

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Hello Song
Tune: Mary Had a Little Lamb
Everybody smile and wave,
Smile and wave,
Smile and wave.
Everybody smile and wave,
I’m so glad you’re here.
Repeat

They’re a Part of Me
Tune: Wheels on the Bus

My two hands go
Clap, clap, clap
Clap, clap, clap
Clap, clap, clap
My two hands go
Clap, clap, clap
They’re a part of me

My two shoulders go up and down . . .

Jack Be Nimble
Jack be nimble
Jack be quick
Jack jump over the candlestick
Jack be nimble
Jack be spry
Jack jump over the apple pie
Jack be nimble
Jack jump high
Jack fly up into the sky

This Little Piggy
This little piggy went to market,
This little piggy stayed at home.
This little piggy had bananas,
This little piggy had none.
And this little piggy went “Wee wee wee” all the way home.

Lift One Foot
Tune: Little Red Wagon

Lift one foot, and then the other
Lift one foot, and then the other
Lift one foot, and then the other
Lift them both together

Clap your hands and keep on clapping . . .

Old MacDonald Had a Band (with instruments)
Old Macdonald had a band, E I E I O
And in this band he had some shakers, E I E I O
With a shake, shake here and a shake, shake there
Here a shake, there a shake, everywhere a shake, shake
Old MacDonald had a band, E I E I O

 

September 25, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Things That Go!

September 19, 2019

Books: 
My Car by Byron Barton
Truck, Truck, Goose by Tammie Sauer

Music:
Driving in my Car” by Ralph Covert
Stop and Go” by Greg & Steve (we danced with instruments)

Feeling of the Week
Each week we will learn a new feeling in American Sign Language and sing about that feeling to the tune of “If You’re Happy and you Know It”. Every week we will repeat the verses we previously learned and add the new verse to it for more repetition, practice, and fun!

Week One: Happy
If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands.
If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands.
If you’re happy and you really want to show it,
If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands.

Week Two: Sad
If you’re sad and you know it cry boo hoo.
If you’re sad and you know it cry boo hoo.
If you’re sad and you really want to show it,
If you’re sad and you know it cry boo hoo.

2. Feelings ASL

Songs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:
Opening Song: Hello Friends
(Using American Sign Language)
Hello friends, hello friends
Hello friends, it’s time to say hello!

Song Cube:
• I’m a Little Teapot
• ABC’s
• Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
• The Itsy Bitsy Spider
• If You’re Happy and You Know It
• Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Everyone Can March
Using the ASL sign for stop
Everyone can march, march, march
March, march, march
March, march, march
Everyone can march, march, march
And now it’s time to stop
(clap, sway)

0. Stop ASL

Action Rhyme: Bananas Unite
Form bananas, form, form bananas
Peel bananas, peel, peel bananas
Go bananas, go, go bananas

Form oranges, form, form oranges
Peel oranges, peel, peel oranges
Squeeze oranges, squeeze, squeeze oranges

Form apples, form, form apples
Slice apples, slice, slice apples
Eat apples, eat, eat apples

Form corn, form, form corn
Shuck corn, shuck, shuck corn
Pop corn, pop, pop corn

Closing Song: Goodbye Friends
(Using American Sign Language)
Goodbye friends, goodbye friends,
Goodbye friends, it’s time to say goodbye!

September 19, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Stories & Crafts- Poetry

September 17, 2019

Books: 
Daniel Finds a Poem by Micha Archer
Guess Who, Haiku by Deanna Caswell and Bob Shea

Music:
Walking Through the Park One Day” by Eric Litwin
Rock and Roll Freeze Dance” by Hap Palmer (we danced with shaker eggs)

Songs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:

Opening Song: Hello Song
We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at Storytime,
We clap and sing hello.

What else can we do to say hello?

We sit and sing hello,
We sit and sing hello,
With our friends at Storytime,
We wave and sing hello

The Leaves on the Trees
Tune: The Wheels on the Bus

The leaves on the trees turn orange and red, orange and red, orange and redThe leaves on the trees turn orange and redAll around the town.

The leaves on the ground go swish, swish, swish, swish, swish, swish, swish, swish, swish.The leaves on the ground go swish, swish, swishAll around the town.

The leaves on the trees tumble down, tumble down, tumble down.The leaves on the trees tumble downAll around the town.

We’ll rake the leaves and jump right in, jump right in, jump right in!We’ll rake the leaves and jump right inAll around the town.

Oral Story: Mr. Wiggle and Mr. Waggle
found in the book “What’ll I Do With Baby-O” by Jane Cobb

One day there were two friends.
Mr. Wiggle (shake right fisted thumb) and Mr. Waggle (shake left fisted thumb) and they lived in identical houses!

So Mr. Wiggle went into his house like this:
He opened the door (rotate wrist into flat palm)
He went inside (tuck thumb into palm)
And he closed the door after himself (close fist)

And wouldn’t you know it?
Mr. Waggle went into his house the exact same way!
He opened the door (rotate wrist into flat palm)
He went inside (tuck thumb into palm)
And he closed the door after himself (close fist)

One day, Mr. Wiggle wanted to visit Mr. Waggle so…
He opened the door (rotate closed fist into flat palm)
He went outside (untuck thumb from palm)
And he closed the door after himself (close fist but leave thumb out)

And then he went up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill
until he reached Mr. Waggle’s door. (move fisted thumb up and down)

He knocked on the door. (pretend to knock on other fist)
There was no answer, so he said, “Ohhhh Mr. Waaaaggle! Are you home?” (pretend to talk with thumb)
But there was still no answer. (shake head)

Sigh, so he went up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill
until he got to his home where he (move fisted thumb up and down)
He opened the door (rotate wrist into flat palm)
He went inside (tuck thumb into palm)
And he closed the door after himself (close fist)

Well the very next day Mr. Waggle (shake left fist) decided he wanted to visit Mr. Wiggle (shake right fist)
So he opened the door (rotate closed fist into flat palm)
He went outside (untuck thumb from palm)
And he closed the door after himself (close fist but leave thumb out)

And then he went up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill
until he reached Mr. Wiggle’s door. (move fisted thumb up and down)

He knocked on the door. (pretend to knock on other fist)
There was no answer, so he said, “Ohhhh Mr. Wiiiiiggle! Are you home?” (pretend to talk with thumb)
But there was still no answer. (shake head)

Sigh, so he went up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill
until he got to his home where he (move fisted thumb up and down)
He opened the door (rotate wrist into flat palm)
He went inside (tuck thumb into palm)
And he closed the door (close fist)

Well the very next day Mr. Wiggle and Mr. Waggle decided to visit each other at the same time
So at the same time they
Opened the door (rotate closed fist into flat palm)
Went outside (untuck thumb from palm)
And closed the doors after them (close fist but leave thumb out)

And then they both went up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill until they met in the middle and they were so excited that they
rolled down the hill
and then ran back up and then
rolled down the hill
and then ran back up.

And then they were tired so they shared all the stories they could think to tell each other.
And when they were tired of that, they waved goodbye

And went up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill until they got back to their very own homes
Where they opened the door (rotate wrist into flat palm)
Went inside (tuck thumb into palm)
And closed the door after them (close fist)

And wouldn’t you know it, the next time that Mr. Wiggle and Mr. Waggle wanted to visit each other… do you know what they did?
They used the telephone.

I found this story and video on Jbrary. Watch and follow along from home!

Instrument Song: Old MacDonald Had a Band
Old MacDonald had a band, E I E I O
And in that band he some tambourines, E I E I O
With a tap tap here and tap tap there
Here a tap, there a tap, everywhere a tap tap.
Old MacDonald had a band, E I E I O

Other verses:
clackers/click clack
rattles/shake shake
Bells/ding ding

Craft: Rock Painting
Paint a few rocks and use them to create a poem or tell a story.

September 17, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement: September 13, 2019

Books

Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party by Kimberly & James Dean
Plinka Plinka Shake Shake by Emma Garcia

Music

“Glad to See You” by Peter Allard, Sing It! Say It! Stamp It! Sway It! Vol. 2
“Bluegrass Jamboree” by Hap Palmer, So Big
“Rock and Roll Freeze Dance” by Hap Palmer, So Big

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: The More We Get Together
The more we get together, together, together.
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.
For your friends are my friends.
And my friends are your friends.
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.

Song: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes
Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes
Eyes and ears and mouth and nose
Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes

Song: If You Like Music and You Know It
If you like music and you know it, play up high
If you like music and you know it, play up high
If you like music and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you like music and you know it, play up high

Play down low, Play really fast, Play really slow

Rhyme: Reach and Wiggle
Lift your arms way up high,
Wave them, wave them in the sky.
Reach way down and touch your toes.
Wiggle your eyebrows, wiggle your nose.
Put your bottom on the floor,
Count with me to four: one, two, three, four.
Take a deep breath in: one, two, three,
Then let it out slowly.

Song: Goodbye Friends
Goodbye friends, goodbye friends
Sing this tune, sing this tune
It’s time to wave goodbye
It’s time to wave goodbye
See you soon, see you soon

Goodbye friends, goodbye friends
Close your eyes, close your eyes
Take a deep breathe in
[Breathe in]
Now breathe out goodbye
[Breathe out]

Yoga Pose: Cat
Get down on the floor on all fours, then arch your back and look at your belly button.

September 13, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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